How to reach the elite of most highly cited ecologists

Ok, nobody’s gonna tell you that. But I was about to drink a relaxing glass of black wine and reading some papers, the rest of the world was sleeping. And I found this: “Characterizing a scientific elite: the social characteristics of the most highly cited scientists in environmental science and ecology” I like things that are not exactly as supposed to be. How to be a successful scientist, I don’t know.